Gastroenterology MCQ 062

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Hepatitis B: The Hunt for a Killer VirusA 27-year-old man with a history of IV drug use was found to have abnormal liver function tests
Further work-up including serologic tests for viral hepatitis show
Hepatitis B surface antibody (HBsAb) negative
Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive
Hepatitis core antibody (HBcAb) positive
Hepatitis B surface antibody (HBsAb) negative
Hepatitis B e antibody (HBeAb) positive
Hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) negative

Which of the following statements is true regarding this patient?

A.He is a chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) carrier with high infectivity.
B.He is in the incubation period of HBV.
C.He is a chronic HBV carrier with low infectivity.
D. He has recovered from HBV infection and is immune to HBV.


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